Using msconfig and clicking the Services tab you have an option to hide all MS services and this will show you third party ones. Perhaps you'll see on that looks suspiciously like a wireless service. You can disable these until all but MS are running and, if no more WiFi connect, you'll know it's one of these.
I am helping a co-worker set up a laptop that she got through a Student Laptop program that was administered by her kids' school. I basically have it up and running. It is an HP/Compaq nx6310. Network adapter is an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Net
My problem is as follows:
I am currently connected to an unsecured wireless connection from someone in my building (not my own wireless network) when I try to choose another network says "No wireless networks were found in range" however I am still very much connected to the internet. (Also the laptop connected to the Guest Network at my office automatically saying "No wireless networks were found in range." I am currently using my own laptop in the same room and
have several wireless networks in range.
When I disable WZC using services.msc the laptop still connects to the same unsecured wireless connection. However the message changes to "Windows cannot configure this wireless connection"
I do not have a wireless connections tab under the Wireless Network Connection Properties window with WZC started or disabled so I cannot choose to let windows manage my wireless connections.
I have disabled all non windows startup entries in MSCONFIG...nothing...
I have updated all windows updates, all device drivers, I have checked for errors in Device manager...nothing...
Obviously if I can connect to the internet with WZC disabled some other application is managing the wireless networking. However I cannot find this application anywhere.
I have googled every running process in task manager to find it...nothing...
I have set all the services to the default based on the info at this url http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm ...nothing
I am sure this has to do with the fact that this computer used to be pretty well locked down for a middle school student to get on the schools network but nothing else.
Any ideas? My coworker has lost her XP disc so I can't do a clean install.
I worry that if I do a system restore I will lose all the work I put into getting this laptop to work like a personal laptop rather than a system administered laptop.